You will have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge neuroscience and cognition research utilizing Converse’s on-campus electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratory. Multiple electives are offered within this certificate so you may design a program relevant to your area of interest.
This twelve-hour certificate incorporates courses in music, art therapy, music therapy and psychology along with graphic design and music media courses. This unique blend is instrumental as you design your art cognition lab experiments since digital images and recordings need to be manipulated and edited. The EEG laboratory experience is a key advantage of the certificate.
Dr. Donald Scott, a Converse College visiting scholar and faculty emeritus (Psychology) from Wofford College, has donated this EEG laboratory to the campus, including an eye movement tracker for our students. Dr. Scott specializes in overseeing our student’s research in this field.
Converse faculty has connections with major research scientists such as Paul Nunez and Ani Patel, and at institutions such as Tulane University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Irvine, Stanford University, McGill University, Cornell, Bowman-Gray Medical School, Wake Forest University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This gives Converse Arts and Cognition students ample opportunities for networking in this field.
Upon graduation, you will have an operational grasp of perception, cognition and scientific objectivity as they engage with the arts.